“Working for Marcus is a brilliantly well-scripted and outstandingly performed piece of theatre which creatively and courageously tackles the issues of grooming and child sexual exploitation in a powerful yet sensitive manner. It is without doubt an excellent vehicle through which to raise awareness of CSE with children, young people, parents/carers and professionals alike.” - Lead Practitioner, Barnardo’s
Working for Marcus is a powerful theatre in education programme on child sexual exploitation (CSE) including online sexual exploitation and abuse by individuals, organised groups or gangs. The programme includes workshops and lesson plans to provide a strong educational base that is informed by the research based drama. Loudmouth have been delivering education work on CSE since 1998 and run education and training courses on the issue across the UK.
It is apparent from all of the recent stories in the news and media that sexual exploitation and sexual grooming are serious and important issues for schools to address. Working for Marcus has been used in schools to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation and to train professionals since 1998. Due to a recent rise in interest in this work and growing concerns about the issues from schools particularly in online safety we have updated this powerful programme to include new research into exploitation through social media, gangs and violence against women and girls. The new version builds on the detailed research and consultation of the original to help both young women and young men to gain a deeper understanding of the grooming process and potential risks.
This safe and carefully structured programme is available as an education programme for students as well as a training for police, health and social care professionals and gives learners and adults an insight into how easy it is to be unknowingly drawn into sexual exploitation and equips them with the necessary knowledge on how to best avoid it or where they can find support or advice.
Working for Marcus is available in a range of different formats and is ideal for drop down or study days. Ring 0121 4464880 for more information.
You can download further information on this popular programme by clicking on the links on the left. These give further information of the programme and a breakdown of the learning outcomes.
We would also like to give you the opportunity to come and observe a session in a school so you can see how this programme can support your safeguarding work and support your young people. Ring us today on 0121 446 4880 to book your free viewing.